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One big thing Microsoft, Apple, and all CTOs can learn from Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Alias, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Bill Yanaire

    Bill Yanaire Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    > http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    > --
    > Alias


    If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be shooting
    themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will continue to be the
    leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should be learning from
    Microsoft.

    Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS as a
    TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I wonder who
    is doing things right?

    Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    > shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    > continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    > be learning from Microsoft.


    You didn't read the article.

    >
    > Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    > as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    > wonder who is doing things right?


    Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    become a monopoly is disgusting.

    >
    > Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >
    >


    How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    for five minutes.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Bill Yanaire

    Bill Yanaire Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hqkiei$o8k$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>> --
    >>> Alias

    >>
    >> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >> be learning from Microsoft.

    >
    > You didn't read the article.
    >
    >>
    >> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >> wonder who is doing things right?

    >
    > Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say you're
    > full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to become a
    > monopoly is disgusting.


    You are right. Those numbers mean nothing. They can claim 100 billion
    users of Ubuntu but the fact remains is Ubuntu won't be taking over anything
    anytime soon. Live with it douche bag.


    >
    >>
    >> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    > for five minutes.
    >

    I never said I used Ubuntu for five minutes. I had that SHITTY Ubuntu on a
    PC for a couple of days. It didn't take me long to realize what a piece of
    SHIT it is because I know what I'm doing. Unlike yourself. Tell me again
    why you don't go and help those sorry sacks in the Ubuntu forum? Tell me
    why you spend your time here instead of helping out those sorry sacks?
     
  4. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:hqkiei$o8k$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>> --
    >>>> Alias
    >>>
    >>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>> be learning from Microsoft.

    >>
    >> You didn't read the article.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>> wonder who is doing things right?

    >>
    >> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried
    >> to become a monopoly is disgusting.

    >
    > You are right. Those numbers mean nothing. They can claim 100 billion
    > users of Ubuntu but the fact remains is Ubuntu won't be taking over
    > anything anytime soon. Live with it douche bag.
    >
    >
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu
    >> was for five minutes.
    >>

    > I never said I used Ubuntu for five minutes.


    Yes, you said it took five minutes to decide to go back to Windows, liar.

    > I had that SHITTY Ubuntu on
    > a PC for a couple of days.


    Liar.

    > It didn't take me long to realize what a
    > piece of SHIT it is because I know what I'm doing.


    LOL! As if.

    Unlike yourself. Tell
    > me again why you don't go and help those sorry sacks in the Ubuntu
    > forum?


    I do. I don't use the nym Alias so assholes like you and Frank won't
    repost my posts here.

    > Tell me why you spend your time here instead of helping out those
    > sorry sacks?


    Tell me why you spend all your time lying. Do you just lie on the 'Net
    or do you lie to everyone?

    --
    Alias
     
  5. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/20/2010 9:02 AM, Alias wrote:
    > Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >> news:hqkiei$o8k$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Alias
    >>>>
    >>>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>>> be learning from Microsoft.
    >>>
    >>> You didn't read the article.
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>>> wonder who is doing things right?
    >>>
    >>> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >>> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried
    >>> to become a monopoly is disgusting.

    >>
    >> You are right. Those numbers mean nothing. They can claim 100 billion
    >> users of Ubuntu but the fact remains is Ubuntu won't be taking over
    >> anything anytime soon. Live with it douche bag.
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu
    >>> was for five minutes.
    >>>

    >> I never said I used Ubuntu for five minutes.

    >
    > Yes, you said it took five minutes to decide to go back to Windows, liar.
    >
    >> I had that SHITTY Ubuntu on
    >> a PC for a couple of days.

    >
    > Liar.
    >
    >> It didn't take me long to realize what a
    >> piece of SHIT it is because I know what I'm doing.

    >
    > LOL! As if.
    >
    > Unlike yourself. Tell
    >> me again why you don't go and help those sorry sacks in the Ubuntu
    >> forum?

    >
    > I do. I don't use the nym Alias so assholes like you and Frank won't
    > repost my posts here.
    >
    >> Tell me why you spend your time here instead of helping out those
    >> sorry sacks?

    >
    > Tell me why you spend all your time lying. Do you just lie on the 'Net
    > or do you lie to everyone?
    >

    Oh my! The irony of that statement is monumental!
     
  6. John B. Slocomb

    John B. Slocomb Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>> --
    >>> Alias

    >>
    >> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >> be learning from Microsoft.

    >
    >You didn't read the article.
    >
    >>
    >> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >> wonder who is doing things right?

    >
    >Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    >become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >
    >>
    >> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    >for five minutes.



    And how long have you been using Linux?

    Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?
    After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a different
    one?

    John B. Slocomb
    (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    John B. Slocomb wrote:
    > On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    > <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>> --
    >>>> Alias
    >>>
    >>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>> be learning from Microsoft.

    >>
    >> You didn't read the article.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>> wonder who is doing things right?

    >>
    >> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    >> become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    >> for five minutes.

    >
    >
    > And how long have you been using Linux?


    Three and a half years.

    >
    > Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?


    No.

    > After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a different
    > one?
    >
    > John B. Slocomb
    > (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)


    Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.

    --
    Alias
     
  8. John B. Slocomb

    John B. Slocomb Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias
    <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    >> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Alias
    >>>>
    >>>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>>> be learning from Microsoft.
    >>>
    >>> You didn't read the article.
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>>> wonder who is doing things right?
    >>>
    >>> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >>> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    >>> become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    >>> for five minutes.

    >>
    >>
    >> And how long have you been using Linux?

    >
    >Three and a half years.
    >
    >>
    >> Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?

    >
    >No.
    >
    >> After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a different
    >> one?
    >>
    >> John B. Slocomb
    >> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)

    >
    >Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.



    My God! A whole three and a half years of computer experience and he
    is an EXPERT. Ah the great advantage of the Internet. No need to go to
    school, no need to learn the subject. Just open your mouth and let it
    pour out - an instant expert!

    John B. Slocomb
    (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
     
  9. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    John B. Slocomb wrote:
    > On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias
    > <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    >>> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Alias
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>>>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>>>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>>>> be learning from Microsoft.
    >>>>
    >>>> You didn't read the article.
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>>>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>>>> wonder who is doing things right?
    >>>>
    >>>> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >>>> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    >>>> become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    >>>> for five minutes.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> And how long have you been using Linux?

    >>
    >> Three and a half years.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?

    >>
    >> No.
    >>
    >>> After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a different
    >>> one?
    >>>
    >>> John B. Slocomb
    >>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)

    >>
    >> Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.

    >
    >
    > My God! A whole three and a half years of computer experience and he
    > is an EXPERT. Ah the great advantage of the Internet. No need to go to
    > school, no need to learn the subject. Just open your mouth and let it
    > pour out - an instant expert!
    >
    > John B. Slocomb
    > (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)


    Um, I have never claimed to be an expert. That said, I have been using
    computers since 1984 when I bought the first Mac for 4000 US Dollars
    which included an external floppy drive and a legal paper size printer.
    I sold it in Venezuela for 6000 US Dollars.

    Do you claim that you're an expert? Have you looked up "ad hominem" yet?
    I have a friend who is a computer engineer who has worked for the DOD,
    various universities, etc. and, strangely, he claims there is no such
    thing as an "expert".

    --
    Alias
     
  10. John B. Slocomb

    John B. Slocomb Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:33:31 +0200, Alias
    <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias
    >> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>
    >>> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>>> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    >>>> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>> Alias
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>>>>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>>>>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>>>>> be learning from Microsoft.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You didn't read the article.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>>>>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>>>>> wonder who is doing things right?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >>>>> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    >>>>> become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    >>>>> for five minutes.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> And how long have you been using Linux?
    >>>
    >>> Three and a half years.
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?
    >>>
    >>> No.
    >>>
    >>>> After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a different
    >>>> one?
    >>>>
    >>>> John B. Slocomb
    >>>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
    >>>
    >>> Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.

    >>
    >>
    >> My God! A whole three and a half years of computer experience and he
    >> is an EXPERT. Ah the great advantage of the Internet. No need to go to
    >> school, no need to learn the subject. Just open your mouth and let it
    >> pour out - an instant expert!
    >>
    >> John B. Slocomb
    >> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)

    >
    >Um, I have never claimed to be an expert. That said, I have been using
    >computers since 1984 when I bought the first Mac for 4000 US Dollars
    >which included an external floppy drive and a legal paper size printer.
    >I sold it in Venezuela for 6000 US Dollars.
    >
    >Do you claim that you're an expert? Have you looked up "ad hominem" yet?
    >I have a friend who is a computer engineer who has worked for the DOD,
    >various universities, etc. and, strangely, he claims there is no such
    >thing as an "expert".



    You are not an expert? then why are to telling us all this goop about
    Ubuntu. Why, if you aren't an expert should we believe you? Perhaps
    you are like the neighborhood dogs - sitting under a street light and
    barking at the moon.

    Your friend might be correct, it all depends on how he defines expert,
    but based on the usual definition of expert: expert ~ noun
    1. a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
    why yes, I've known quite a number in various fields.

    John B. Slocomb
    (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
     
  11. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    John B. Slocomb wrote:
    > On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:33:31 +0200, Alias
    > <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias
    >>> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>>>> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    >>>>> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>> Alias
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>>>>>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>>>>>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu should
    >>>>>>> be learning from Microsoft.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You didn't read the article.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that silly OS
    >>>>>>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>>>>>> wonder who is doing things right?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >>>>>> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS tried to
    >>>>>> become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu was
    >>>>>> for five minutes.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And how long have you been using Linux?
    >>>>
    >>>> Three and a half years.
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?
    >>>>
    >>>> No.
    >>>>
    >>>>> After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a different
    >>>>> one?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> John B. Slocomb
    >>>>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> My God! A whole three and a half years of computer experience and he
    >>> is an EXPERT. Ah the great advantage of the Internet. No need to go to
    >>> school, no need to learn the subject. Just open your mouth and let it
    >>> pour out - an instant expert!
    >>>
    >>> John B. Slocomb
    >>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)

    >>
    >> Um, I have never claimed to be an expert. That said, I have been using
    >> computers since 1984 when I bought the first Mac for 4000 US Dollars
    >> which included an external floppy drive and a legal paper size printer.
    >> I sold it in Venezuela for 6000 US Dollars.
    >>
    >> Do you claim that you're an expert? Have you looked up "ad hominem" yet?
    >> I have a friend who is a computer engineer who has worked for the DOD,
    >> various universities, etc. and, strangely, he claims there is no such
    >> thing as an "expert".

    >
    >
    > You are not an expert?


    Hey, the man can read!

    > then why are to telling us all this goop about
    > Ubuntu.


    I post it as a computer user who is not an expert but has no problems
    with Ubuntu.

    > Why, if you aren't an expert should we believe you?


    I don't care if you believe me. Intelligent people will try it out for
    themselves and will not need to have faith in me.

    Now here, as expected, comes the ad hominem attack:


    > Perhaps
    > you are like the neighborhood dogs - sitting under a street light and
    > barking at the moon.
    >
    > Your friend might be correct, it all depends on how he defines expert,
    > but based on the usual definition of expert: expert ~ noun
    > 1. a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
    > why yes, I've known quite a number in various fields.
    >
    > John B. Slocomb
    > (johnbslocomb@gmail.com)


    The words "special" and "skillfully" are subjective judgments and not
    empirical facts.

    --
    Alias
     
  12. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hqn0kg$olb$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:33:31 +0200, Alias
    >> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>
    >>> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias
    >>>> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>>>>> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:49:35 +0200, Alias
    >>>>>> <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>>> Alias
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> If Microsoft tried to "learn" anything from Ubuntu, they would be
    >>>>>>>> shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft is the leader and will
    >>>>>>>> continue to be the leader for years to come. If anything, Ubuntu
    >>>>>>>> should
    >>>>>>>> be learning from Microsoft.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> You didn't read the article.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Imagine, Ubuntu is FREE and has been FREE but most reject that
    >>>>>>>> silly OS
    >>>>>>>> as a TOY. Windows costs money and people buy it by the millions. I
    >>>>>>>> wonder who is doing things right?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Big numbers mean nothing. Around 12 million happy Ubuntu users say
    >>>>>>> you're full of shit again. The fact that you're proud of how MS
    >>>>>>> tried to
    >>>>>>> become a monopoly is disgusting.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Ubuntu is junk. Get over it Alias. Take off your blinders.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> How would you know? You yourself said the longest you've used Ubuntu
    >>>>>>> was
    >>>>>>> for five minutes.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And how long have you been using Linux?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Three and a half years.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Or will you tell us that you never used any other operating system?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> No.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> After all, if the system is so wonderful why would you use a
    >>>>>> different
    >>>>>> one?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> John B. Slocomb
    >>>>>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> My God! A whole three and a half years of computer experience and he
    >>>> is an EXPERT. Ah the great advantage of the Internet. No need to go to
    >>>> school, no need to learn the subject. Just open your mouth and let it
    >>>> pour out - an instant expert!
    >>>>
    >>>> John B. Slocomb
    >>>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
    >>>
    >>> Um, I have never claimed to be an expert. That said, I have been using
    >>> computers since 1984 when I bought the first Mac for 4000 US Dollars
    >>> which included an external floppy drive and a legal paper size printer.
    >>> I sold it in Venezuela for 6000 US Dollars.
    >>>
    >>> Do you claim that you're an expert? Have you looked up "ad hominem" yet?
    >>> I have a friend who is a computer engineer who has worked for the DOD,
    >>> various universities, etc. and, strangely, he claims there is no such
    >>> thing as an "expert".

    >>
    >>
    >> You are not an expert?

    >
    > Hey, the man can read!
    >
    >> then why are to telling us all this goop about
    >> Ubuntu.

    >
    > I post it as a computer user who is not an expert but has no problems with
    > Ubuntu.
    >
    >> Why, if you aren't an expert should we believe you?

    >
    > I don't care if you believe me. Intelligent people will try it out for
    > themselves and will not need to have faith in me.
    >
    > Now here, as expected, comes the ad hominem attack:
    >
    >
    >> Perhaps
    >> you are like the neighborhood dogs - sitting under a street light and
    >> barking at the moon.
    >>
    >> Your friend might be correct, it all depends on how he defines expert,
    >> but based on the usual definition of expert: expert ~ noun
    >> 1. a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
    >> why yes, I've known quite a number in various fields.
    >>
    >> John B. Slocomb
    >> (johnbslocomb@gmail.com)

    >
    > The words "special" and "skillfully" are subjective judgments and not
    > empirical facts.
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    So Alias, how long have you been sitting under a street light barking at the
    moon?
     
  13. Martin L

    Martin L Flightless Bird

    Re: One big thing Microsoft, Apple, and all CTOs can learn fromUbuntu

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:02:54 +0200, Alias wrote:

    > http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985


    Actually Ubuntu releases new versions way to often. Their releases is
    often buggy, and you have to wait a month or two to upgrade to the latest
    version. If you don't, then you'll run into problems.
     
  14. Martin L

    Martin L Flightless Bird

    Re: One big thing Microsoft, Apple, and all CTOs can learn fromUbuntu

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias wrote:


    >>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>> --

    >
    > Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.


    No. Playstation is best for gaming.
     
  15. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Martin L wrote:
    > On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias wrote:
    >
    >
    >>>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>>> --

    >>
    >> Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.

    >
    > No. Playstation is best for gaming.


    Not in my opinion. I MUCH prefer a keyboard and mouse to the thumb
    numbing Playstation control. Course, you do know that what you stated is
    a subjective opinion or do you?

    --
    Alias
     
  16. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Martin L wrote:
    > On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:02:54 +0200, Alias wrote:
    >
    >> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985

    >
    > Actually Ubuntu releases new versions way to often. Their releases is
    > often buggy, and you have to wait a month or two to upgrade to the latest
    > version. If you don't, then you'll run into problems.


    That hasn't been my experience since 07. Before that, there were some
    problems but since then, I have upgraded on the date of the release with
    no problems whatsoever. Course, I don't try to install a Canon printer
    or anything stupid like that.

    --
    Alias
     
  17. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hqna6b$8to$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Martin L wrote:
    >> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:24:21 +0200, Alias wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>>>> "Alias"<aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:hqk8lv$981$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>
    >>> Windows is better for gaming, at least for now.

    >>
    >> No. Playstation is best for gaming.

    >
    > Not in my opinion. I MUCH prefer a keyboard and mouse to the thumb numbing
    > Playstation control. Course, you do know that what you stated is a
    > subjective opinion or do you?
    >

    Nobody gives a rats ass about your opinion and you have been told that by
    many others besides me and Frank.
     
  18. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hqna9u$8to$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Martin L wrote:
    >> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:02:54 +0200, Alias wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985

    >>
    >> Actually Ubuntu releases new versions way to often. Their releases is
    >> often buggy, and you have to wait a month or two to upgrade to the latest
    >> version. If you don't, then you'll run into problems.

    >
    > That hasn't been my experience since 07. Before that, there were some
    > problems but since then, I have upgraded on the date of the release with
    > no problems whatsoever. Course, I don't try to install a Canon printer or
    > anything stupid like that.
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    Of course it hasn't been your experience because all you do is post shit to
    news groups. You wouldn't know a BUG if it bent you over and pried you off
    your Sheep.

    So Canon printers don't work with Ubuntu? Didn't think so.
     
  19. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/21/2010 12:42 PM, Heywood Jablowme wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:hqna9u$8to$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Martin L wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:02:54 +0200, Alias wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32985
    >>>
    >>> Actually Ubuntu releases new versions way to often. Their releases is
    >>> often buggy, and you have to wait a month or two to upgrade to the
    >>> latest
    >>> version. If you don't, then you'll run into problems.

    >>
    >> That hasn't been my experience since 07. Before that, there were some
    >> problems but since then, I have upgraded on the date of the release
    >> with no problems whatsoever. Course, I don't try to install a Canon
    >> printer or anything stupid like that.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > Of course it hasn't been your experience because all you do is post shit
    > to news groups. You wouldn't know a BUG if it bent you over and pried
    > you off your Sheep.
    >
    > So Canon printers don't work with Ubuntu? Didn't think so.


    Neither do Epson printers unless you can find a suitable printer on the
    Epson Japanese web site!
     

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